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Direct-pay practice: Ensure patients know financial risks

September 16, 2014

Although direct-pay primary care is now more affordable to the masses, many patients remain at financial risk should they need specialty or hospital care not covered by practice membership fees, according to an article from KHI News Service.

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Wearing the cure: 5 diseases wearables are tackling

September 9, 2014

Sometime in the near future, a wearable device will track every part of human physiology, every intake and output, and provide people with plans to optimize their lives for long-term health. The only question is whether you will use one device that tracks many health data points, or many devices that each do one thing really well.

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Health Care Marketing: How to Get a Leg Up on the Competition

September 9, 2014

Originally posted here: Health Care Marketing: How to Get a Leg Up on the Competition

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More docs seek satisfaction with new models, survey finds

September 2, 2014

As we’ve reported extensively over the past few years, physicians are frustrated with the higher burden and lower payoff (financial and emotional) of practicing medicine in the United States. But according to the latest snapshot provided by Physicians Practice’s fifth annual Great American Physician Survey, doctors now seek to take control and make changes to increase their professional satisfaction.

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Small practices keep more patients out of the hospital, study finds

August 26, 2014

The healthcare industry often considers small physician practices the underdogs when it comes to having the resources to put robust systems into place, but a new study published in Health Affairs suggests that offices with fewer doctors provide higher-quality care.

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Use of a Flexible Implant and Bioabsorbable Anchor for Deltoid Rupture Repair in Bimalleolar Equivalent Weber B Ankle Fractures

August 14, 2014

More here: Use of a Flexible Implant and Bioabsorbable Anchor for Deltoid Rupture Repair in Bimalleolar Equivalent Weber B Ankle Fractures

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Minimally Invasive Early Operative Treatment of Progressive Foot and Ankle Deformity Associated with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

August 14, 2014

Excerpt from: Minimally Invasive Early Operative Treatment of Progressive Foot and Ankle Deformity Associated with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

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Loss of sensation in the feet of diabetes patients linked to cardiovascular disease, say researchers

August 12, 2014

Experts have discovered that loss of sensation in the feet, a result of diabetes, may be a predictor of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and strokes. Diabetes, which affects 3.7 million people in the U.K., can cause damage to a person’s blood vessels and nerves, especially if their blood sugar is poorly controlled, leading to poor circulation and loss of sensation in the feet, known as peripheral neuropathy.

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How to make online reviews work for you

August 12, 2014

Online review sites are problematic for physicians in many ways, from providing consumers with a skewed representation of a practice to outwardly fraudulent posts. In most cases, physicians have little recourse for combating potentially damaging posts, so they must actively solicit enough positive feedback to overshadow the bad.

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Infectious Spondylodiscitis, Epidural Phlegmon, and Psoas Abscess Complicating Diabetic Foot Infection: A Case Report

August 12, 2014

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